BrightTALK executive team

Paul Heald
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Paul Heald co-founded BrightTALK in 2002 to help organizations engage their customers through live, online events. As CEO, Heald has led BrightTALK to its current position as a leading provider of online events, with a rapidly growing community of business and industry professionals. Paul is based at BrightTALK’s U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, CA.

Before founding BrightTALK, Heald was the European managing director of Scient, a web technology development company. Prior to Scient, he ran Arthur D. Little’s e-business consulting group. Heald is an MBA graduate of Cranfield School of Management (U.K.).

Charlie Blackburn
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Charlie Blackburn is a co-founder of BrightTALK. Since helping launch the business in 2002, he has been instrumental in the global adoption of BrightTALK’s unique approach to webcasting. He is responsible for operations which he manages from BrightTALK’s U.K. headquarters in London, England.

Prior to co-founding BrightTALK, he was vice president of European operations for Scient. Before joining Scient, he developed San Francisco-based Pyramid Imaging’s Investment Banking practice. He began his career with Accenture. Blackburn earned a first class honors degree in Mechanical Engineering at Manchester University (U.K.).

Dorian Logan
Chief Technology Officer

Dorian Logan has been the chief architect of BrightTALK’s technology since joining the company in 2004. Logan has more than 15 years experience developing enterprise applications. He specializes in new media, Internet technologies and open source projects.

Logan worked for IBM Global Services in the Interactive Media Center for several years, before joining Scient, where he met the founders of BrightTALK. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems from Nottingham Trent University (U.K.).